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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a professional carpet cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Set up a virtual appointment to discuss the scope of work. Conducting the consultation over video conference or phone call will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines

Start by messaging a professional steam cleaner or carpet cleaner near you, and ask them if they would be willing to talk by phone or video call. Be sure to ask them how they handle payments and what precautions they have in place to keep you and your household safe. 

How can I find out if a professional carpet cleaner is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Local and federal governments are currently in the process of defining essential services guidelines, and it’s best to read them to see whether professional carpet cleaning or steam cleaning is considered essential. A good place to start is with your city or state’s government website.

The CISA's Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors on a federal level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

Does a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner need to enter my home?

Because the majority of carpet cleaning and steam cleaning jobs take place in someone’s home, it’s likely that a professional carpet cleaner would need to enter your home.

When you contact carpet cleaners near you, ask if they will do a video call in place of a standard consultation. Send photos and other materials digitally. Practice safe social distancing at all times, and follow both local and CDC guidelines.

Is it worth getting carpets professionally cleaned?

Purchasing a steam cleaner yourself may help to remove stubborn stains, but it simply won’t match the deep clean and efficiency that comes from hiring a professional carpet cleaner. Pros have powerful tools that can quickly remove even the most stubborn stains. 

If you’re selling your home, clean carpets can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. And the expense is offset when you consider that you only need to get your carpets cleaned about once a year. Plus, professional carpet cleaning can extend the life of your carpets, saving you money in the long run.

Which is better: steam cleaning or shampooing carpet?

Both steam cleaning and shampooing are tried-and-true methods for getting dirt and stains out of your carpets. The methods are different, however.

Steam cleaning will remove dirt from your carpets via hot water extraction, while shampooing requires scrubbing. If you’re in a time crunch, or if you just have one or two small spots that need to be removed, shampooing may be a better option, as it allows you to spot-clean small areas. Both steam cleaning and shampooing make your carpets wet, so you will need to allow for time for the carpets to dry. 

Contact carpet cleaning pros near you, and discuss the best options for your carpets.

Do professional carpet cleaners or steam cleaners offer remote or virtual services?

While cleaning services such as professional carpet cleaning or steam cleaning are not typically done remotely, many businesses and professionals are making changes to accommodate the CDC's social distancing guidelines. If you come across a carpet cleaner’s profile and it states they’re offering remote services, contact the cleaner to see what those services include. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Bakersfield carpet cleaners
Trey S.
Not a truck mounted carpet cleaning, and not as professional as some other carpet cleaning companies I've used, but overall they worked well and did clean the carpets for less than 50% of what I previously paid a carpet cleaning company to do; perfect for me as a tenant.
Can Do! Carpet Cleaning and Handyman ServiceCan Do! Carpet Cleaning and Handyman Service
Lisa T.
Carpets look and feel nice and clean
Sun Carpet & Upholstery CleaningSun Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I have used other carpet cleaning services in the past. Jeff was punctual professional and I have never seen my carpets so clean! When jeff told me he was working with no technology and that his machine cleaned better than what most services work with I thought it was a gimmick at 1st! Definitely not a gimmick! I will never use any other service. Thank you can do!
Can Do! Carpet Cleaning and Handyman ServiceCan Do! Carpet Cleaning and Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Sun Carpet Cleaning did an INCREDIBLE job cleaning our 2,800sq.ft. home... They got stains out that the previous cleaning company wasn't able to get out! I will definitely use again, and I HIGHLY recommend them!!!
Sun Carpet & Upholstery CleaningSun Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Buyard was prompt and very professional. He explained his cleaning process before starting; he was extremely thorough with the tough stains. I would definitely recommend Gridiron Carpet and Commercial Cleaning.
Gridiron carpet and Commercial CleaningGridiron carpet and Commercial Cleaning
Sonia R.
Trevon did a great job and took his time cleaning my carpet. I'm very pleased on how it turned out. I will definitely be using him again in the future.
Gridiron carpet and Commercial CleaningGridiron carpet and Commercial Cleaning
Diana H.
I still have big areas that are not clean and the carpet was wet with fans running on it for 3 days. He also charged my mother more than he quoted me for the job.
Gridiron carpet and Commercial CleaningGridiron carpet and Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I liked Trevon, very nice person and patient with me, but the machine he brought in seemed like it didn't clean as well as could be. I had to clean around the base boards where Animal hair was not picked up in the hallways. The carpet was wet even the next morning?
Gridiron carpet and Commercial CleaningGridiron carpet and Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I had horrible stains from a parrot and a mouse nest! The carpet smelled gross and looked worse. Trevon was so kind and did a fantastic job! He was there about 2 hours and the carpet was completely dry in 24 hours. I will hire him for future jobs without a 2nd thought. He took his time and really worked at making my carpet clean and fresh. He was very reasonably priced and very professional. It was obvious that he knew what he was talking about. I would highly recommend him to everyone!
Gridiron carpet and Commercial CleaningGridiron carpet and Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Called before they came and were in and out in an hour! Great job and took out the pet stain like a pro. The carpet is soo fluffy and clean it feels like it is thicker. Well worth the small amount that they charged.
Sun Carpet & Upholstery CleaningSun Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Had two rooms cleaned,sun carpet was exactly on time,they were her for about 30 min.and did a awesome job,I'm going to hire them again to do my furniture and upstairs, I think the price for everything is very reasonable.
Sun Carpet & Upholstery CleaningSun Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
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